United Nations Security Council Resolution 448
|UN Security Council
|Date||30 April 1979|
|12 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 448, adopted on 30 April 1979, after recalling resolutions 253 (1968), 403 (1977), 411 (1977), 423 (1978), 424 (1978), 437 (1978) and 445 (1979), the Council declared that the recent "sham" elections held in Southern Rhodesia by the "illegal racist regime" were illegal and the results thereof would be null and void.
The Council continued by stating that the elections, held in the defiance of the United Nations, were not a genuine exercise of the right of the people of Zimbabwe to self-determination and were designed to "perpetuate white racist minority rule".
Resolution 448 ended by urging Member States not to recognise the results of the elections, and to continue observing sanctions against Southern Rhodesia.
The resolution was adopted by 12 votes to none; France, the United Kingdom and United States abstained from voting.
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